Covid-19 in UAE: Social distancing guidelines issued for stores

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Published: Sat 21 Mar 2020, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Mon 23 Mar 2020, 10:19 AM

With the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) around the world, health experts and authorities are urging people to practice 'social distancing' and 'self-isolation' to contain the spread of the virus. 
Until March 21, 285,000 cases of Covid-19 were reported around the world with over 11,900 deaths.
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The Ministry of Health and Prevention in UAE, on Saturday, also advised residents to practice social distancing to help Covid-19.

Dubai Economy Department directed all retails and business outlets in Dubai to apply the terms of social distancing with a minimum distance of 1.5 meters between all individuals by placing clear signage on the floor for payment queues and reception areas. These establishments will be subjected to inspections to verify their compliance with this circular which is effective by Sunday March 22, 2020.
Abu Dhabi to implement the same rule:

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